Saturday, April 7, 2007

More Backgrounds

This week at the studio, animation continued on the trailer for Crawford the Cat - “Crawford’s Classics.” All the art is coming along nicely, and the few scenes that are already finished are being edited together in Final Cut – the editing software we use at the studio. Final Cut makes pulling all the scenes together pretty easy. The Flash scenes are converted to QuickTime movies and then imported into Final Cut for editing. We’re producing Crawford’s Classics in high-definition (HD), and it’s a first for us. The difference in the color and clarity promises to be dramatic. It’s really noticeable to me after watching a scene on the computer screen and then watching the same scene play back on the standard television (SD) monitors – quite a difference.

But no matter what the format - HDTV or SDTV, G. Brian Reynolds’ backgrounds are always looking good. Nice work, Brian!

There’s a fire going in the kitchen fireplace, Click to see the animation.

~Russ Harris


  1. Russ Harris,

    I really like the style of your cartoons. My name is Daniel Lawrence and I am an animator. I am looking for any
    opportunities,(apprentice, job, internship, anything), you might have for an animator. I am from Indianapolis and it would be fantastic if I could get my foot in the animation industry door at Perennial Pictures. If you want to check out some of my work my portfolio website is Please contact me if there is anything available.
    Thanks and Great Job,
    Daniel Lawrence

  2. Hi, Daniel,

    Thanks for the compliment. It's always good to hear that there are people in our area who want to get into animation. We should stay in touch so that when an opportunity to bring some new people in arises, we'll know how to reach you.